Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with PADI Instructors, you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.
As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone.
Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.
The IDC offers potential instructor candidates several training options and flexibility for reaching their professional goals.
PADI Specialty Instructor Training courses teach instructor candidates how to organize, promote and conduct PADI Specialty Diver courses. These courses emphasize the importance of Specialty Diver training within the PADI System of diver education.
This course builds upon the IDC Staff Instructor candidate’s experience and abilities as a dive educator while concentrating on developing evaluation and counseling skills. IDC Staff Instructor candidates learn to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course and assist with instructor development programs.